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Why do Atheists want to die?... Christians want to live forever. Atheists don't. Christians want to Live. Atheists want to Die. Why? At some point, did an Atheist make a choice to reject the life that had been given to him by God? At some point, did a Christian make a choice to accept the life that had been given to him by God? Why do Atheists want to commit suicide? Some might say, 'I'm an Atheist, but I love life. I just wouldn't want to live forever.' But when you reject the offer of eternal life, or even refuse to investigate its existence, then what other word is there to describe it than suicide? Why do you want to die?

eclipsoul, Christian Forums 28 Comments [4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Why do Fundies create stupid strawmen about atheists?

2/10/2007 9:25:09 PM


I'm not a greedy little kid. It's not about what I want. It's about what I believe.

2/10/2007 9:31:33 PM

Wet Walnuts

First of all, the whole concept of \"eternal life\" is unsupported by any evidence.

Secondly, I can't imagine anything worse than having to be alive forever. I think it is quite comforting that life is fleeting and impermanent. Death is just a part of life, and it should be accepted, not feared.

5/1/2007 10:41:08 PM


I thought Christians wanted to die so they could go to Heaven. I don't want to die at all, this is the only life I get.

5/1/2007 10:50:29 PM


It's not a matter of WANT, it's a matter of reality.

BTW: I died last year after an accident, for two minutes. THere was no light, no paradise and no hell.

5/1/2007 10:55:34 PM


We are born, we live, we die.

All the rest is bullshit.

5/1/2007 10:55:55 PM


Why would anyone want eternal life? It's a horrible idea, getting to the end of a million years with the knowledge that there were an infinate number of millions still to go is one of the most awful things I can imagine.

5/1/2007 11:34:04 PM


Of course being a christian this guy OBVIOUSLY knows the mind set of every human being on the planet. Its a special gift the god blesses you with when you join the church. Its a gift called \"the closed mind, opened anus\"

5/2/2007 12:07:04 AM


What the freaking hell is so great about eternal life? It's like my hell, being alive forever. There was even a Disney movie where immortality was a curse, and at the end of the movie, the good guy died, and it was super.

1/22/2008 4:50:43 PM


I'd love to live forever. It's just that I'm not stupid enough to think that wishing it will make it come true.

4/26/2010 8:09:15 PM


The only way living forever would appeal would be if I got to see other planes of existence. Being stuck in this one would get boring.

By the way, everyone dies. Death is the great equalizer: The noble, the farmer, and the drunkard will all one day end up as worm food, and status and wealth will not hold sway. That's the beauty of death, no one is ever better than anyone else that they can avoid it. Even supposing we have souls, I don't see how that changes the fact that everything dies sooner or later.

4/26/2010 8:20:34 PM


To borrow from Marilyn Manson's "The Reflecting God", 'without the threat of death there's no reason to live at all'. Our lives are short and fragile, but that's exactly what makes them so wonderful. Do you know why gold and diamonds, two things with no practical value for the average person, are considered to be so valuable? It's because they are rare. Life is the same. If you had an infinite supply, it would be completely worthless and there would be no reason to do anything. Give me a long life, centuries or even millenia to see the universe, but do not curse me with an endless journey into the ennui of eternity.

4/26/2010 8:32:20 PM

caustic gnostic

Everyone dies. Only the deluded believe in some postmortem reward.

I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.

--Mark Twain

4/26/2010 8:34:46 PM


It's not a question of want, it's a question of looking at the evidence. Where's the evidence that God ever promised anything like that, where's the evidence that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons are still living somewhere?

Nope, the Bible doesn't count.

OK, I don't want to live forever, it ought to be incredibly boring after a few million years. And the Earth would be standing room only, by now.

I want to live a full life, until I die of old age.
How old are you, eclipsoul? 18? When you have lived five times that, you might be tired of life, and rather content that it's about to end.

4/26/2010 11:36:01 PM


Wait . . do you think that just by believing that you live forever means you actually live forever?

So if I just believe that I'm going to win the lottery tomorrow, does that mean I'm actually going to? Because I'd really like to be able to to win the lottery.

I don't believe I'm going to win the lottery because the odds are against strongly against it (especially seeing that I didn't by a lottery ticket) and it directly conflicts with everything that I know about reality.

4/27/2010 12:14:25 AM


You're the ones begging for the Rapture.

4/27/2010 1:16:05 AM


I like having some closure.

4/27/2010 1:27:54 AM


This is the kind of person you can never talk to because they're always screaming some non-sequitor in your face and shouting you down.

4/27/2010 3:18:36 AM


"Why do Atheists want to die?"

Why do fundies want to 'believe' that there's a life - specifically a 'Heaven' - after death?

Why can't your 'God' give people eternal life now?

Aye, there's the rub indeed.

4/27/2010 6:36:43 AM


I'm an atheist. I do not believe your offer of eternal life is genuine.

4/27/2010 7:31:54 AM

Anonymous Tau

And they'll know we are christians by our love, by our love...

7/11/2010 8:32:34 AM

Because living forever would be horrible. Your friends and family would age, while you would stay alive long after their funerals. You would live longer than your own children. I can't imagine a fate more horrible than eternal life.

7/15/2010 2:58:22 PM


I think you've confused atheist with suicidal.

I would love to live forever, I think its weird when people say they wouldnt.

7/15/2010 4:35:41 PM


Christians want to Live. Atheists want to Die.

Eclipsoul, meet Rapture Ready. Rapture Ready, eclipsoul.


Indeed. To outlive everyone and everything I cherish, to me, is a fate worse than death. To outlive existence itself? Brrr...

7/15/2010 5:13:35 PM


I don't want to die. I don't even want to entertain the notion of it's inevitability. But there it is. There is no other option. I'm gonna die, and it's gonna be forever, and the same damned thing is going to happen to you, no matter what imaginary friend's tuchus you cozy up to.

6/7/2011 11:06:18 AM

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